South Africa win the ODI series in style
South Africa registered its 2nd win of the series against the Bangladesh. Andre Nel was the key bowler for the Proteas who took 4 for 27. This win ensured the South Africans to take an unbeatable lead of 2-0 in the three match series. Another win against the Bangla team will put the South African team on the number one spot in the ICC official ODI rankings.
Nel & Charl Langeveldt destroyed the Bangladesh top batting order. Langeveldt tool 3 wickets & gave away 31 runs on a sluggish pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
S Al Hasan (52) & R Hasan (63) were the top scores for the Bangladesh and this pair helped the team to reach a respectable target which can be defendable. Bangladesh set up a target of 174 runs to win in 50 overs.
South Africa started the chase with some early hiccups and G. Smith (28), H Gibbs (3) & H Amala (14) were out very cheaply. A B De Villers & J P Duminy steady the innings and build up an unbeaten partnership of 119 runs off 190 balls and help South Africans to win the match in 48.2 overs. J P Duminy missed his half century by just one run. He hit only 1 four in his 49 off 93 balls. De Villers hit 2 boundaries & a six in his 69 off 112 balls.
South Africa struggled to reach the target and I felt that Proteas were struggling to play against the spinners of the opposition. Bangladesh bowlers were never look threatening to De Villers & Duminy. Mortaza was very tight in his line and length; his figures speak out 10 overs, I maiden, 27 runs & 1 wkt. But remaining bowlers were never look tough for the pair of De Villers & Duminy. The match was most of the time was boring as one team is dominating.
that’s all folks for now,